The NTAA Submitted Comments on EPA’s Transparency in Science SNPRM

The NTAA submitted a comment letter on EPA’s Transparency in Science supplemental proposal on May 18, 2020. You can view the letter here, as well as access all of NTAA’s Policy Resource Kits here. Also, the following article highlights other responses to this proposal: Inside Climate News – EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Meets with an Outpouring of Protest on Last Day for Public Comment



Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

NPR – Traffic Is Way Down Because Of Lockdown, But Air Pollution? Not So Much


The Hill – EPA effort to limit guidance could undermine past administration policy


The Hill – Trump orders agencies to cut regulations that ‘inhibit economic recovery’


Reuters – In Brief: 9th Circuit won’t stay ruling canceling Keystone XL pipeline permit


PBS – Keystone pipeline project proceeds amidst COVID-19 pandemic


The Hill – House Democrats seek to codify environmental inequality mapping tool


Earther – ‘I’m Scared’: Study Links Cancer Alley Air Pollution to Higher Death Rates From Covid-19


Yes Magazine – What’s in a Social Justice Diet?


Washington Post – The Energy 202: Public hearings on Zoom have Native Americans worried they won’t be heard on oil projects


The Guardian – Canada: Wet’suwet’en sign historic deal to negotiate land rights


Reuters – Judge tosses CERCLA lawsuit against U.S. Steel over coke plant emissions


Heated – A deadly re-opening. The Grand Canyon is re-opening, apparently without informing visitors of the Navajo Nation’s strict lockdown.


Reuters – Court rules U.S. environment agency must protect states from upwind air pollution


National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update


Climate Change/Energy

Al Jazeera – A moment of reckoning – when coronavirus meets climate change


Reuters – Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills


The Guardian – Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts


Wyoming Public Media – Employment, Revenue Threatened With “Multi-Year Low” Natural Gas Pricing


NY Times – Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand


Axios – The post-coronavirus greenhouse gas emissions bounce back


Mother Jones – There’s a Lot Less Pollution But Climate Change Is Still Getting Worse


Time – As the Rest of the World Plans a Green Recovery, America Is Once Again Falling Behind


Earther – Looming Landslide in Alaska Could Trigger Enormous Tsunami at Any Moment, Scientists Warn


Ensia – Cobalt Is Critical to the Renewable Energy Transition. How Can We Minimize Its Social and Environmental Cost?


NY Times – In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk


Toxics/Mobile Sources

Washington Post – EPA staff warned that mileage rollbacks had flaws. Trump officials ignored them.


Bloomberg Law – California Sues EPA, Highway Agency Over Emissions Waiver


The Guardian – Is the Covid-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world’s airlines?


E&E News – Justices reject renewable fuel standard, NEPA disputes


Bloomberg Law – Round-the-Clock Cremations Stoke Mercury Fears for Neighborhoods


Utility Dive – Energy storage poised to tackle grid challenges from rising EVs as mobile chargers bring new flexibility


NY Times – The Pandemic Will Permanently Change the Auto Industry


Grist – Will social distancing kill car-free culture?


Reuters – Exclusive: Tesla’s secret batteries aim to rework the math for electric cars and the grid


Indoor Air Quality

E&E News – EPA packs ‘economic relief’ for industry into stove rule


American Council on Science and Health – Air Pollution And COVID-19: Stay In Or Get Out?


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